Koln 1981

Location:Koln, Germany
Opening Date:23 Jul 1981
Closing Date:01 Aug 1981

At the Congress, it was the first time that a woman, Mrs. Maria de Bendeguz of Venezuela was elected to the Executive Committee. CISS is the first international sports organization to have a woman elected in a highest committee.

A historical milestone took place here between International Olympic Committee and CISS. IOC President Juan Antonio Samaranch was the first IOC president to attend the World Deaf Games.

Doping tests were introduced at the Games.

Countries participated:

Flag: Australia Australia6511
Flag: Austria Austria7613
Flag: Bangladesh Bangladesh303
Flag: Belgium Belgium15823
Flag: Bulgaria Bulgaria30030
Flag: Canada Canada162036
Flag: Denmark Denmark261440
Flag: East Germany East Germany6410
Flag: Finland Finland27128
Flag: France France412364
Flag: Great Britain Great Britain351247
Flag: Greece Greece404
Flag: Hungary Hungary35540
Flag: India India606
Flag: Iran Iran11011
Flag: Ireland Ireland538
Flag: Israel Israel10010
Flag: Italy Italy62365
Flag: Japan Japan191433
Flag: Mexico Mexico19120
Flag: Netherlands Netherlands302252
Flag: New Zealand New Zealand9514
Flag: Norway Norway25025
Flag: Poland Poland20626
Flag: Soviet Union Soviet Union8129110
Flag: Spain Spain221133
Flag: Sweden Sweden54559
Flag: Switzerland Switzerland22224
Flag: United States United States10565170
Flag: Venezuela Venezuela8513
Flag: West Germany West Germany9836134
Flag: Yugoslavia Yugoslavia36036